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SEPTEMBER 2021

September is Healthy Aging Month 

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September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month - American Chronic Pain Association (theacpa.org)

Email: acpa@theapca.org
Phone: 913-941-4740
Address:
The American Chronic Pain Association
11936 W. 119th Street, Suite 216
Overland Park, KS. 66213-2216


SEPTEMBER IS ALSO:

  • ALzheimer's Awareness Month (world)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
  • Food Safety Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • ITP Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Recovery Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • Yoga Awareness Month

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

September 5-11, 2021       Suicide Prevention Week (World)

September 12-18, 2021     Folic Acid Awareness Week

September 20-26, 2021     Balance Awareness Week 19-25, Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Fungal                                               Disease Awareness Week, Rehabilitation Awareness Week

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

September 4, 2021            Sexual Health Day (world)

September 5, 2021            Sci Day

September 7, 2021            Duchenne Awareness Day (world)

September 10, 2021          Suicide Prevention Day

September 13, 2021          Celiac Disease Awareness Day, Sepsis Day (world)

September 15, 2021          School Backpack Awareness Day

September 18, 2021          HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 21, 2021          Alzheimer's Day (world), Get Ready for Flu Day

September 24, 2021          Usher Syndrome Awareness Day, Sport Purple for Platelets Day

September 25, 2021          Lung Day (world)

September 26, 2021          Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 28, 2021          Rabies Day (world)

September 29, 2021          Women's Health and Fitness Day, Heart Day (world)


Note: There could be errors in data/typing. We try to verify & post the most accurate information we can. When in doubt or question, always verify information for yourself with reputable sites.

LOCAL EVENTS:

If you have ideas for other support groups or would be interested in attending, contact us on our contact page! (stroke, amputee, caregiver, etc.)


Local SUPPORT GROUP Links:

Dignity Memorial: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center:https://marybird.org/services/survivorship/

Baton Rouge General:https://www.brgeneral.org/patients-visitors/support-groups/

Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital:https://www.brrehab.com/site306.php

St. Elizabeth Hospital:https://steh.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events/event-results?&LocationDescendants=true

Francois Bend & Life Source Hospice Caretaker Support Group First Monday of each month 6:00-7:00p  http://business.ascensionchamber.com/events/details/support-group-11-08-2019-2259

Garden View Assisted Living: Caregiver Support Group & Grief Support Grouphttp://gardenview.org/

Anna's Grace with (Ainsley's Angels)https://www.facebook.com/AnnasGraceCares/

Helpful / Interesting Links

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

https://www.facebook.com/skidawgs/ Check out David and his Adaptive Skiing Program on Facebook!

http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/ Check out our own local Social Worker, Karen Roy, as Ms Wheelchair America 2019!

https://www.vettix.org/ For Vets Check out this resource for veterans and their families. Free tickets to concerts, games and more! Also on Facebook!

http://cameronsshoes.org/-local Non-Profit started by a PA to distribute shoes to kids in Cali, Columbia

http://www.mclindonfamilyfoundation.org/ For special needs children to get free custom bikes! Your PT can refer.

http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/ For Vets

http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/ For Vets

https://www.facebook.com/ExcelRehabServices?ref=hl#!/jarforchange?fref=ts

http://www.jar4change.org/ To help young Joey raise money for the sick babies at Woman's Hospital

http://www.buyveteran.com/ To help you locate local veteran owned businesses

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ For amputee support

https://www.facebook.com/womenwineandconnections/ -Making connections and supporting the community. This charity helps support our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence. It keeps your donations local!